Become a driving instructor

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We are looking to recruit or train new driving instructors to help us satisfy the incredible demand for LDC driving courses and lessons. We decided to become an ELCAS training provider because of the many positive attributes former Armed Forces personnel have to offer. In our experience they are not only ideal candidates for the way we train they also make model driving instructors. Over the last 20 years we have helped many former members of the Armed Forces achieve both fruitful and successful driving instructor careers. Seven years ago we became an ELCAS approved training supplier as a result of being recommended by former service personnel who had paid for their own training and then taken up a career with us as an LDC driving school franchisee.

We believe we offer you the best driving instructor training course package and driving school franchise in the business. So if you are looking for the surest and quickest way to become a driving instructor please read on. Over 500 driving instructors already operate a successful LDC driving school of their own of which 90% qualified with us. Become a driving instructor with LDC and within just a few months you could be one of them – being your own boss, working the hours you choose, doing a job you really enjoy.LDC driving instructor car livery

If you take pride in your driving and like helping people to develop new skills this could be the ideal job for you. You need to be over 21, have held a driving license for at least 3 years and have no more than 5 penalty points on your licence.

Earn up to £40,000 per year after all costs

Become a driving instructor with the Learner Driving Centre (LDC) and operate your own LDC driving school business. The above figure is after all business costs for more details see LDC driving school franchise page or click on the download PDF brochure below for more details.

LDC become a driving instructor download brochureDVSA qualification needed to become a driving instructor

To legally operate as a driving instructor in the UK you are required to pass the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualifying examination which is split into three parts. The DVSA are the Government body who regulate driving instructors in the UK.


Part 1 is a PC based multiple choice theory and hazard perception test similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are required to answer 100 questions (not just 50) on a broader set of subjects and you need to score 57 as opposed to 44 on the hazard perception part.

ADI Teory Part 1 TestPart 2 is a driving test, again similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are only allowed to make 6 minor faults (not up to 16 as on the L test). After passing Part 2 and completing the necessary training you can start your job as a driving instructor on what is called a Trainee Licence (see later for details)

Part 3 is an instructional ability test, which dramatically changed on 1st January 2018. Please see New Part 3 Test for details. As a consequence of this change many existing training providers can not be relied upon to get you the on-the-job practical experience you need to pass this test or are truly able to equip you with the real-life skills you need.

DVSA ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor Training

The DVSA recommend you should only take training to become a driving instructor from organisations and trainers who are on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Training (ORDIT) such as LDC. ORDIT represents the absolute minimum qualification your trainer should have if you want any chance of passing the above ADI examination. 

If ORDIT is not mentioned on the training companies website or more importantly on the training agreement you sign it simply means you are not guaranteed to have a properly qualified ORDIT trainer deliver your training or be protected by ORDIT‘s fair business terms/practices and as such are unlikely to qualify.

Winners of the Training School of the Year Award

The award was presented by Gareth Llewellyn the CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to Paul and Gemma McArdle of LDC driving schools at the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) annual conference. This award was introduced in 2016 and LDC were the very first recipients which just goes to show the incredible reputation LDC has built up over the last 30 years.

Driving School of the year 2016

The award recognises the outstanding quality of the training we provide and the driving school franchise we offer as voted by their members (over 12,000 independent driving instructors) and verified by an expert panel. So if you are looking for the most certain way to become a driving instructor and have a prosperous new career you will love, then look no further.

Driving lesson sample – see the job in action

Watch Bob (the Training Director of LDC) below and see if you could see yourself doing this job. This is Bobby Joes first attempt at parallel parking having just completed reverse around a corner and turn in the road. If you want to see more video examples visit our YouTube Channel.

Contact LDC

If you would like a Free information pack on becoming a driving instructor with LDC call our head office on free phone 0800 197 0010 or 01977 691800 or click on request a free information pack. Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.